Employing staff can mean a minefield of legislation to get your head around. Some of the most common misconceptions are generally around super – and who you are required to pay super to. And it may come as a shock to some employers that casual employees may be entitled to super payments.
The ATO has recently released some guidance to assist employees to determine whether they need to pay super to their casual employees, including those under the age of 18. Essentially, if you pay your employee more than $450 (before tax) in a month, then super will apply. For those casual employees that are under 18, if they work for more than 30 hours each week they too are entitled to be paid super.
For further information, please click here – or contact your accountant who will be able to assist you in determining what your obligations are.